Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to social media to describe how it feels to play in strict bio-bubbles during these pandemic times. The 32-year-old has a few days off before the start of the T20 World Cup where he will captain the Indian team in T20I’s for the last time.
Kohli tweeted a picture of himself bound to a chair with rope, indicating the players don’t have the freedom to go around with the strict rules in place. Any tournament that is taking place during these times will have bio-bubbles that a player must be part of.
The teams will be allotted hotels for staying and provided amenities for training, outside of which there is nothing much to do. Kohli elaborated the feeling in the picture that he tweeted on his social media account.
Check out Virat Kohli’s tweet here:
This is what playing in bubbles feels like. pic.twitter.com/e1rEf0pCEh
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 15, 2021
Team India replace Shardul Thakur with Axar Patel in the squad for T20 World Cup
Ahead of the final deadline for the submission of squads for the T20 World Cup, India made just one change. They added bowling all-rounder Shardul Thakur, who replaces Axar Patel in the 15-man squad. The reserves remained the same.
The tournament will be Kohli’s first and last T20I tournament, and he will be keen on finishing it on a high. The 32-year-old has a great record as a skipper for India in the shortest format. The T20 World Cup begins in Oman on October 17 and will move to the UAE for the Super-12 stage.
Team India squad for T20 World Cup
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd Shami, Shardul Thakur.
Standby players: Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar.